Bandits kill six and abduct three in Kaduna and Bauchi

Bandits kill six and abduct three in Kaduna and Bauchi
Bandits kill six and abduct three in Kaduna and Bauchi

Six individuals were slain in separate attacks on communities in the states of Kaduna and Bauchi by suspected bandits.

Two farmers were murdered on their field in the Iyatawa neighbourhood of the Igabi Local Government Area in Zaria, Kaduna State, by gunmen believed to be bandits.

The victims, who were residents of Kofar Jatau in the city of Zaria, had reportedly gone to their field to cultivate crops when the bandits attacked, killed two of them, and abducted three others.

The deceased were identified as Alhaji Mustapha Lawal and Bello Lawal

Alhaji Lawal Kofar Jatau, their father, narrowly evaded kidnapping during the previous rainy season on the same farmland, but was severely injured.

In a separate incident, gunmen suspected of being kidnappers assaulted Jamari Sabuwa towns in the Alkaleri Local Government Area of Baichi State on Thursday night, killing four and injuring three more.

Friday in Bauchi, the chairman of Alkaleri Local Government, Yusuf Garba, verified the occurrence.

According to him, the bandits went to the village to kidnap Jauro Banu, but when the villagers raised the alarm, they abandoned their plan and escaped.

The chairman stated that the kidnappers came through a forest that borders the states of Taraba, Gombe, and Plateau.

Our correspondent learned from locals that Tudun Wadan, Jada, ancient Jamari, Sabuwa, Garin, and Jauro Bano were among the devastated communities.

Muhammad Usman, a local resident, informed our correspondent that the attackers entered the neighbourhood about 11:45 p.m. on Thursday.

Mohammed Ahmed Wakil, the command’s spokesman, has promised to come back to our correspondent as soon as we have details. Police authorities have yet to issue an official comment regarding the attack.

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